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Faculty Spotlight: Donna Hanly

October 12, 2023

Meet IHS adjunct instructor, Donna Hanly.  Donna teaches two out of the three courses which are part of the online graduate Healthcare Leadership certificate; IHS 5201 Quality, Safety, and Service in Healthcare Leadership and IHS 5202 Financial Innovation and Growth Strategies in Healthcare. Donna also serves as a mentor and instructor for the Master of Integrated Healthcare Studies capstone course, IHS 6280.

Donna has over four decades of experience in healthcare, first as a Registered Nurse, where she developed her passion for providing high quality care for patients, families, and the community. Donna’s career then let her to a variety of roles in leadership, as Director of Critical Care and Neuroscience at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, and finally as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive for the OhioHealth system. Currently, in addition to her role as adjunct faculty for Ohio University, she does coaching and consulting as a certified Leadership Coach, and also serves as Vice President for the Ohio Board of Nursing. Read more about Donna below:

How does your past or current professional life impact the way you teach IHS courses?

Part of my role has always been to serve as a teacher and mentor, and I am pleased to be able to bring my knowledge and experience to Ohio University and to the courses within IHS.

What activities do you enjoy outside of work?

I am an avid golfer. My husband and I love to travel and to play new courses. I love to read and look forward to my monthly Book club providing opportunities to explore books I might not have chosen at first glance! I also enjoy outdoor activities like gardening, and just walking.  What I truly enjoy most of all though, is spending time with my 4 grandchildren- a set of 3-year-old triplets, and a 5-year-old! They keep us all very active!


Donna’s IHS 5401 course is being offered Fall 2, beginning October 23.  IHS 5402 will be offered Spring 1 (1/16/24-3/2/24).